Thursday, January 16, 2014

A New Year, a New Posting Schedule and IWRC Updates

When we first launched the blog, we planned to post once a week on Wednesdays. If you’ve followed us for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed that we haven’t kept that schedule, ever. But, with a new year comes the opportunity to readjust. Consequently, we’ve decided to start posting on the second and forth Thursdays of a month. News items, PSAs, funding announcements, calls for papers, and so on will be posted as needed. Those items will also continue to be posted on our Facebook page and Twitter feed, so for regular updates and content from your friendly Illinois Water Resources Center, please like us on Facebook or follow us @IllinoisWater. If you have items you would like posted to any of these outlets, feel free to contact us through Facebook, Twitter, or good, old-fashioned email: iwrc[at] or cmlay[at]

And now, a few big news items for 2014:

  • Save the Date: Water 2014 is coming! We are pleased to announce that Water 2014 will take place October 14th and 15th at the Illini Union on the University of Illinois campus. More details to follow, but feel free to contact us if you have ideas or would like to sponsor a portion of the event.
  • National Competitive Grants Program: It seems that funding will most likely be available this year for the Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program. As we’ve noted on our blog and social media outlets, these applications are due to us February 20th. Please contact us if you have questions or would like help preparing your application. The full RFP is available on the NIWR webpage.
  • Keep an eye out for our Annual Small Grants: We are working on final details for our own RFP, so check our blog, website, and social media for new details from us.